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Synonyms for control

Synonyms for control

to exercise authority or influence over

to bring one's emotions under control

to keep the mechanical operation of (a device) within proper parameters

the act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

the continuous exercise of authority over a political unit

the keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself

Synonyms for control

a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another

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(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc

a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment

discipline in personal and social activities

great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

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a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage

check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

have a firm understanding or knowledge of


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Here Tim, from the Control Platform, shouts that we are to get into our inflators and to bring him his at once.
George buckles him into the Frame and switches on the Direct Control.
A decade before this speech of Everhard's, the New York Board of Trade issued a report from which the following is quoted: "The railroads control absolutely the legislatures of a majority of the states of the Union; they make and unmake United States Senators, congressmen, and governors, and are practically dictators of the governmental policy of the United States.
What do they own or, through dominant ownership, control to-day?
Returning to the question of being feared or loved, I come to the conclusion that, men loving according to their own will and fearing according to that of the prince, a wise prince should establish himself on that which is in his own control and not in that of others; he must endeavour only to avoid hatred, as is noted.
Have you the courage to climb up there beside the black and seize the control while I take care of him?
Tarzan realized that only through a miracle of chance could they reach Usanga and effect the change in pilots and yet he knew that that chance must be taken, for in the brief moments since he had first seen the plane, he had realized that the black was almost without experience as a pilot and that death surely awaited them in any event should the black sergeant remain at the control.
The first intimation Usanga had that all was not well with him was when the girl slipped suddenly to his side and grasped the control and at the same instant steel-like fingers seized his throat.
His arms hung helpless at his sides; of his eyes only he retained control, and these he dared not remove from the lusterless orbs of the apparition, which he knew was not a soul without a body, but that most dreadful of all existences infesting that haunted wood--a body without a soul
So little control of his body did he have, that he was scarcely aware of possessing one.
who therefore gradually regained control, and in 1708 the Queen had to submit to a Whig ministry.
During the four years of their control of the government he remained in London on intimate terms with them, especially with Bolingbroke and Harley, exercising a very large advisory share in the bestowal of places of all sorts and in the general conduct of affairs.
I confess I was in no condition for doing much thinking, nor could I understand how Rouletabille could so control himself as to be able calmly to sit down for reflection when he must have known that Mademoiselle Stangerson was at that moment almost on the point of death.
Levin certainly was out of humor, and in spite off all his desire to be affectionate and cordial to his charming visitor, he could not control his mood.
Though Levin tried to control himself, he was gloomy and silent.